Latitude 53 Blog

Latitude 53 is an artist-run centre in downtown Edmonton, AB, Canada. This blog includes information on our exhibitions, our video podcast, and more. Our purpose is to encourage contemporary artistic practices and to foster the development and exhibition of experimental art forms. Latitude 53 provides a forum for dialogue about contemporary art practices through exhibitions, performances, readings, seminars, workshops, and interpretive programming.

Recent Blog Posts

Festival Animator Michael Woolley continues his reflections on...
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Festival Animator Michael Woolley continues his reflections on...
Festival Animator Michael Woolley continues his reflections on this September’s Visualeyez with Ray Fenwick’s “How to talk to plants”: Ray Fenwick is that human. He stands, hands clasped around the microphone he holds close to his mouth, staring at one of the houseplants sitting in front of h...
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The artwork for the Schmoozy silent auction, happening this...
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The artwork for the Schmoozy silent auction, happening this...
The artwork for the Schmoozy silent auction, happening this Saturday, is coming in. Check out our Instagram for lots of sneak peeks! Tickets are still available for Latitude 53 members. Not a member? It’s not too late to sign up. Pictured: “Forty six 58” by Alayne Spafford.
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Julianne Chapple: “Women Appear (and sometimes they learn how to disappear)”
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Julianne Chapple: “Women Appear (and sometimes they learn how to disappear)”: Julianne Chapple sits in the blue chair. But ‘sits’ isn’t the right word. Chapple is sprawled across the chair, her limbs hanging toward the floor, in a way that carefully toes the line between languid and luxuriatin...
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Natalie Jachyra artist talk at FAVA
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Natalie Jachyra artist talk at FAVA: This Wednesday, FAVA sends word of their current artist-in-residence, Natalie Jachyra’s artist talk: Natalie Jachyra is an emerging artist from Toronto, Canada. Natalie holds a Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Alberta where she presented a body ...
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Michael Woolley continues to publish reflections on this...
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Michael Woolley continues to publish reflections on this...
Michael Woolley continues to publish reflections on this September’s Visualeyez festival. Today—read his take on Cameron Pickering’s Pass Altruistic Panic, Changing Form.
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Latitude 53 is closed for Remembrance Day
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We will be closed this Saturday, 11 November. Come visit us before the weekend—or we’ll see you next week, for the final week of our current exhibitions.
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knock on wood by Jeremy Pavka & Sean Procyk, until November...
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knock on wood by Jeremy Pavka & Sean Procyk, until November...
knock on wood by Jeremy Pavka & Sean Procyk, until November 18.
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The Fine Art of Schmoozy returns November 25! This is our...
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The Fine Art of Schmoozy returns November 25! This is our...
The Fine Art of Schmoozy returns November 25! This is our premiere fundraising event of the season, and this year tickets are $80 including 3 drinks. As always Schmoozy will feature great food (from Renaissance Hotel Edmonton International Airport), and a Silent Auction with incredible art as wel...
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Latitude 53 is seeking a Communications Coordinator
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Latitude 53 is seeking a Communications Coordinator: Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture—Alberta’s site for the intersection of ideas, contemporary art and people—is seeking a Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator is charged with developing and delivering consistent and ...
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Rules of communication
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Folamh is first up in a series of reviews of Visualeyez 2017. Festival animator Michael Wooley will review all performances from the festival celebrating Awkwardness this year. Find them on the Visualeyez 2017 blog. “The process is labourious, but the dread which welled up in my throat whe...
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